Thursday, January 13, 2011

15 Reasons to Visit Singapore

I found this article writing about 15 reasons to visit Singapore and thought it was a nice read!  I'll definitely be looking into some of these! =)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011!

What a major lag in updates!

Christmas was as nice as it could have in, it finally felt a bit like Christmas the days of! Christmas Eve was spent cooking and hanging out with friends; I went to a potluck on Christmas Day.  As for my attempt at cooking dinner, I made: 

Roast Chicken stuffed with sauteed mushrooms and onions.  Everything was fine until I had to stick it in the oven.  The ovens in Singapore are apparently way too high tech for me...there were 8 different settings with simplified images that apparently mean something!  Also, the conversion of Farenheit to Celcius might have made a difference.  -_-  I ended up cooking it too slowly so I had to repeatedly stab it to see if it was still bleeding.  By the time it was done it looked like a massacre! 

Garlic Bread: thin slices of a baguette with butter, garlic salt and pepper...I left them in the oven too long and they became croutons for my salad haha.

Salad: ready made!  

Mashed Potatoes: instant (we had no time!)

Gravy: Made from the drippings of the chicken

Snickerdoodle Cookies: My sister sent me a recipe but I think I also messed it up, lol.  They tasted ok though!

So my first attempt at a Christmas dinner wasn't perfect, but it was fun and memorable. A lot of people actually go out and party on Christmas Eve and Christmas (esp since it fell on a Friday/Saturday) but I just couldn't wrap my head around it.  It just didn't feel right!  So I ate and ate and ate instead =).  I should have taken photos but I was too lazy.

New Years Eve was pretty mellow compared to everyone else's stories.  I wore a sparkly dress, had dinner at a friend's, then went to New Asia Bar, which is a bar on the 71st floor.  I thought we'd be able to see the fireworks over the marina, but apparently we were on the other side of the building, lol.  Foiled again!  

What a boring post!  I just wanted to feel like I'm somewhat productive this morning.  I'm still thinking about my New Years Resolutions...hmm, working on it!